Saturday, April 25, 2009
spring sun, spring storms
we are enjoying this season of change. every day the yard fills out with new leaves and blossoms. every day our little boy opens his eyes for longer stretches, gazes further into the distance, looks at us with bemused almost-smiles, and increases in heft and strength and edible cheeks. tashi sketches the changes in the world around her, rides her bike back and forth in the driveway, grows more skilled in baseball as the season commences and her team readies for its second game. the changes come so quickly and then night falls, bringing with it the brightest stars, under which there is sleeping and waking and more transformation to be revealed in the morning light.
i think tristan and i will have a regular morning meditation on the porch swing. each time i sit there with him, he settles and gazes, spring blossoms reflecting in the pools of his eyes. and then he sleeps, birdsong in his ears.
he's been introduced to many new things lately.
horses (he is all tucked in the sling there).
and this morning, a first bath in his little tub (his cord stump just fell off this week). i have no photos of his first bath, because he was rather unhappy with it, unfortunately. water the wrong temperature? tub not comfortable? or just not in the mood? what irks a little baby is often times a mystery, but it is hard to see him unhappy, and then feel the stress escalate, and then find that dan and i are snapping at each other because we have differing theories about what is causing the problem. but the little storms always pass, and the little baby never seems to love us any less.